The trigger has been pulled!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by T-Mac, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. T-Mac macrumors member

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    After literally years of visiting MacRumors and other Apple sites on an almost daily basis, I have just ordered a Macbook from Amazon. This is not only my first Mac but my first notebook.

    I now need a wireless router for my Comcast internet service. I have Best Buy gift cards to use so I have been looking at the Netgear WGR614 (cheap, decent reviews). Anyone using this router?

    Thank you for allowing me to express my excitement on this forum!
     
  2. lofight macrumors 68000

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    But, you haven't been posting (alot), shame on you :p
    Another maccer yes,!!
     
  3. jackc macrumors 65816

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    I have that Netgear router, it's worked great for years.
     
  4. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    WELCOME! Netgear is some good stuff. A tad above average. I'm sure it'll do what you need it to do and more.

    Welcome again!
     
  5. T-Mac thread starter macrumors member

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    I know, I haven't felt like a member of the club until now!
     
  6. Josheua macrumors regular

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    Congrats.....I am still working on my dell and have to wait till probably January for my MBP (becuase I am paranoid that the updates will be some amazing fantastic laptop that is so thin becuase all its parts exist in some sub-dimension that Jobs opened up using the iPhones secret transdimensional feature that they will unlock in firmware 1.1.3.)...yet I still managed to convince two people last night to buy Mac's at the local Apple Store (I just went in and started talking). Its like being a porche salesman and having to drive home in a old VW bug each day.

    Josh ( :( becuase he doesn't have a :apple: )
     
  7. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    Welcome to the club! Some Best Buys have a mini Apple store. If there is one of those near you, you could buy an Airport Express. They are about $100 and work fine with most broadband modems. Also, you can take it with you when you travel so you can use your MacBook wirelessly in your hotel room. I love mine.
    Be sure and put one of the Apple stickers on your car so we will know you when we see you out on the road! :cool:
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i use netgear for everything but routers...back in the day there was an issue with getting it to let you use direct connect with AIM, i never could figure it out so i went to Dlink, just dont buy a linksys
     
  9. T-Mac thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I can't wait to do that! I bought an iPod a couple of years ago and haven't put a sticker on my car because I thought it should really be for Mac users. :D
     
  10. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    I'd spring for the Apple Airport Xtreme if you can. I had Netgears for years, but my WGR 614 (814?) did not like my new MacBook Pro or a friend's MacBook both with 802.11N. Even after upgrading the Netgear firmware, performance on the MBs was poor. I upgraded to an Airport and am very happy. The speed is much faster than the Netgear G, even if not full N speed because I am running G NICs on my network.

    So I'd say get the Airport and use the N NIC you just bought.
     

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